Lincoln Name Meaning & Origin

Lincoln

Pronunciation: LING-kən (key)

Origin of the name Lincoln:

Transferred use of the surname derived from the city of Lincoln in northeastern England. The name is found written in Latin in the 7th century as Lindum Colonia, which is probably a Latinate rendering of the Welsh llyn (lake, pool) and the Latin colonia (colony).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Brooks Joseph Noel
Lincoln Dylan George
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Linc / Link
Links
Linky
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Famous real-life people named Lincoln: | Edit

Lincoln Brewster - Contemporary Christian Musician and Pastor
Lincoln Kennedy - Broadcaster, former football player
Lincoln Chafee - Former Senator from Rhode Island
Abraham Lincoln - 16th President of the United States
Lincoln Lowry - Kailyn Lowlry (teen mom) son

Lincoln Rose Bell Shepard - daughter of American actors Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

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Lincoln Burrows- a character on Prison Break
Lincoln Duncan from Paul Simon song "Duncan"
Lincoln Tyrone Lee - Character from Fox tv-show 'Fringe'
Link From the Legend of Zelda Series
Lincoln is a main character in the TV show "The 100"

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